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CBN NewsWatch: January 16, 2018

On CBN Newswatch, Jan.16th: Police in Southern California have arrested a mother and father accused of torturing and holding their 13 children captive;President Trump is firing back at Senator Dick Durbin, the President says Durbin ... Read Transcript


THANKS FOR JOINING US

FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M MARK MARTIN.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BIG

HEADLINES WE'RE FOLLOWING

IN THE CBN NEWSROOM.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FIRING

BACK AT SENATOR DICK

DURBIN.

HE SAYS HE MISREPRESENTED

WHAT HE SAID AT AN OVAL

OFFICE MEETING ON DACA

LAST WEEK.

HE TWEETED: "SENATOR

DICKIE DURBIN TOTALLY

MISREPRESENTED WHAT WAS

SAID AT THE DACA MEETING.

DEALS CAN'T GET DONE WHEN

THERE IS NO TRUST."

THEY ARE LOOKING TO

SHORT-TERM FUNDING

MEASURES TO KEEP THE

GOVERNMENT OPEN.

> EDWIN HAWKINS, BEST

KNOWN FOR THE HIT "OH,

HAPPY DAY," HAS DIED.

HE WAS 74 YEARS OLD.

*

Mark: LOVE THAT SONG.

THE COMPOSER, KEYBOARDIST,

AND CHOIR ARRANGER WAS

FOUND IN HIS HOME ON

MONDAY.

HE HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM

PANCREATIC CANCER.

HE WAS ALONGSIDE MUSIC

LEGENDS LIKE ANDRE KRAUSS

> DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS A

CRASH THAT HAPPENED IN

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA.

THE CAR WAS SPEEDING WHEN

IT HIT A MEDIAN AND FLEW

INTO THE BUILDING.

ONLY MINOR INJURIES WERE

REPORTED.

A MIRACLE.

> OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST

SIMONE BILES SAYS SHE WAS

SEXUALLY ABUSED BY A TEAM

DOCTOR.

SHE TWEETED MONDAY THAT

SHE WAS, QUOTE, "ONE OF

MANY SURVIVORS WHO WAS

ABUSED."

OTHERS SAY THEY WERE

ABUSED BY THAT SAME

DOCTOR.

DR. LARRY NASSAR WAS

SENTENCED IN DECEMBER TO

60 YEARS IN FEDERAL

PRISON.

HE FACES ANOTHER 40 TO 125

YEARS FOR ASSAULTING SEVEN

GIRLS.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT

THESE STORIES BY GOING TO

cbnnews.com.

> POLICE AND SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA HAVE ARRESTED A

MOTHER AND FATHER ACCUSED

OF TORTURING AND HOLDING

THEIR 13 CHILDREN CAPTIVE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MANY OF

THE CHILDREN WERE SHACKLED

TO THEIR BEDS.

ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS

MANAGED TO ESCAPE THE

HOUSE, CALLING 9-1-1.

CHARLENE AARON HAS THIS

STORY.

Charlene: 57-YEAR-OLD

DAVID TURPIN AND HIS

49-YEAR-OLD WIFE, LOUISE,

ARE IN POLICE CUSTODY,

CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE

COUNTS OF CHILD ABUSE

AFTER POLICE MADE A

CHILLING DISCOVERY INSIDE

THEIR PARIS, CALIFORNIA,

HOME.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEIR 13

CHILDREN, AGES TWO TO 29,

WERE HELD IN DUNGEON-LIKE

CONDITIONS AND SAID TO BE

STARVING.

INVESTIGATORS LEARNED

ABOUT THE CASE SUNDAY

MORNING AFTER ONE THE

CHILDREN, A 17-YEAR-OLD

GIRL, MANAGED TO ESCAPE

FROM THE HOUSE AND CALLED

9-1-1 FROM A CELL PHONE

SHE FOUND IN THE HOME.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL WAS

EMACIATED, AND LOOKED LIKE

SHE WAS ONLY 10, TELLING

POLICE HER PARENTS WERE

HOLDING HER, 12 BROTHERS

AND SISTERS, CAPTIVE

INSIDE THEIR HOME.

THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAID

IN A STATEMENT THAT

SEVERAL OF THE CHILDREN

WERE SHACKLED TO THEIR

BEDS IN DARK AND

FOUL-SMELLING

SURROUNDINGS.

SHOCKED NEIGHBORS

DESCRIBED SEEING THE

CHILDREN FROM TIME TO

TIME.

THEY WERE VERY, VERY

PALE-SKINNED, ALMOST LIKE

THEY HAD NEVER SEEN THE

SUN.

EVERYBODY WAS SUPER

SKINNY, AND NOT ATHLETIC

SKINNY, LIKE MALNOURISHED

SKISKINNY.

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT

WAS HAPPENING.

Charlene: A FAMILY

PHOTO ON THE FAMILY'S

Facebook PAGE SHOWED THE

COUPLE RENEWING THEIR

VOWS, SURROUNDED BY THEIR

13 CHILDREN.

DAVID TURPIN'S PARENTS

TOLD ABC NEWS THAT THEY

WERE CONSIDERED A GOOD

CHRISTIAN FAMILY IN THE

NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE DISTURBED

GRANDPARENTSED SAID THEY

COULDN'T UNDERSTAND ANY OF

THIS.

THE CHILDREN WERE

HOME-SCHOOLED AND WOULD

SOMETIMES LEARN LONG

PASSAGES OF THE BIBLE.

THEY HAD TO HAVE BEEN

DOING THIS FOR SOME TIME,

AND THEY WERE PROBABLY

VERY METICULOUS ABOUT

KEEPING THE CHILDREN

CAPTIVE.

Charlene: BOTH

PARENTS ARE BEING HELD ON

A $9 MILLION BAIL.

CHARLENE AARON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: THE UNIVERSITY

OF IOWA IS CAUGHT UP IN A

LEGAL FIGHT WITH A

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN

STUDENT GROUP THAT DENIED

A LEADERSHIP POSITION TO A

STUDENT WHO WAS GAY.

THE GROUP, CALLED

"BUSINESS LEADERS IN

CHRIST," SAYS IT IS OPEN

TO EVERYONE, BUT ITS

LEADERS MUST HAV ACCEPT A

STATEMENT OF FACE THAT

SAYS IT REJECTS

HOMOSEXUALITY.

THE GROUP'S CAMPUS

REGISTRATION WAS THEN

REVOKED, AND NOW THEY'RE

SUING.

A HEARING IS SET FOR

THURSDAY TO REINSTATE ITS

ON-CAMPUS PRIVILEGES.

> THE U.S. IS CALLING

FOR ITS ALLIES TO COME TO,

UNIFIED AGAINST NORTH

KOREA'S AGGRESSIVENESS.

REX TILLERSON WILL JOIN

HIS CANADIAN COUNTER-PART

TO HOST THE 20 NATIONS IN

VANCOUVER.

THEY'LL DISCUSS INCREASING

ECONOMIC PRESSURE ON NORTH

KOREA.

THE ROGUE NATION'S NUCLEAR

PROGRAM AND DIPLOMACY,

WHICH HAS HAD A

BREAKTHROUGH IN RECENT

WEEKS -- FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN YEARS NORTH AND

SOUTH KOREA HAS MET, AND

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS

SIGNALLED A WILLINGNESS TO

HOLD HIS OWN TALKS UNDER

THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE MEETING IN VANCOUVER

COMES AFTER THE MISTAKEN

MISSILE ALERT SCARE IN

HAWAII OVER THE WEEKEND,

WHICH BROUGHT THE NORTH

KOREAN THREAT TO LIFE.

> HAWAII'S EMERGENCY

MANAGEMENT AGENCY SAYS IT

IS CHANGING THE WAY ALERTS

GO OUT AFTER A FALSE

WARNING ABOUT AN INBOUND

BALLISTIC MISSILE SENT

FEAR THROUGHOUT THE

ISLANDS OVER THE WEEKEND.

BUT IT BRINGS UP THE

QUESTION: IF YOU HAD ONLY

MINUTES TO LIVE, WHAT

WOULD YOU DO?

ERIK ROSALES HAS MORE.

Reporter: IT WAS THE

SCARE THAT TOOK SOME 38

MINUTES TO CORRECT.

AN ALERT THAT STATED: THIS

IS NOT A DRILL.

AN INBOUND MISSILE IS

HEADED TO HAWAII.

AND IT SENT PEOPLE

SCRAMBLING.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

IF YOU'RE INDOORS, STAY

INDOORS.

THE BEST WAY TO

DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENED

THIS MORNING IS ABOUT 38

MINUTES OF NOT SURE IF

YOU'RE GOING TO DIE OR

NOT.

A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY.

Reporter: THE VETERAN

TECHNICIAN WHO MISTAKENLY

SENT THE ALERT IS NOW

REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION.

AND NOW ALERTS WILL

REQUIRE VERIFICATION BY

TWO PEOPLE, AND A SCRIPTED

COMMAND CAN BE ISSUED

WITHIN SECONDS.

REVEREND FRANKLIN GRAHAM

TOOK THE SITUATION TO USE

IT AS A TEACHING TOOL,

ASKING ON Facebook: WHAT

WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD

ONLY 20 MINUTES TO LIVE?

WOULD YOU CALL IN THE NAME

OF GOD?

WOULD YOU ASK FOR

FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS?

WOULD YOU CONTACT YOUR

LOVED ONES?

I WOULD PROBABLY SPEND

THE LAST 20 MINUTES WITH

FAMILY AND IN DEVOTIONAL

TIME WITH JESUS.

PROBABLE THE AT MY

FAVORITE RESTAURANT.

IT IS CALLED "ISH KIKIB

"ISHKIBBIBLES."

Reporter: THE

CHAIRMAN SAYS THE WORST

O THINTHING GOING FORWARD IS

THAT THE PUBLIC WILL LOSE

CONFIDENCE IN THE SYSTEM.

HE SAYS THE PUBLIC SHOULD

TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.

Mark: PALESTINIAN

LEADERS ARE CALLING ON AC

MAHMOUD ABBAS TO CEASE.

IN A TWO AND A HALF HOUR

SPEECH, ABBAS LASHED OUT

AT THE U.S., ISRAEL,

BRITAIN, AND SOME ARAB

LEADERS, WHOM HE TOLD TO

"GO TO HELL."

ABBAS SAID, MAY YOUR HOUSE

BE DEMOLISHED, AND HE ALSO

DECLARED THE PEACE PROCESS

DEAD.

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAYS

ABBAS HAS TORN OFF HIS

MASK, AND EXPOSED THAT THE

ROUTROOT OF THE CONFLICT

BETWEEN THE PALESTINIANS

AND THE ISRAELIS IS THEIR

CONTINUED REFUSAL TO

RECOGNIZE ISRAEL AS A

STATE IN ANY BORDERS.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

IF YOU LISTEN TO THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA LONG

ENOUGH, YOU MAY THINK

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS A

RACIST.

BUT ARE THEY TELLING THE

FULL STORY?

WITH MORE ON THAT, JENNA

BROWDER JOINS US LIVE FROM

WASHINGTON.

WELCOME.

GOOD MORNING, MARK.

IF YOU WATCH THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA, YOU ARE

SEEING CLIP AFTER CLIP OF

PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST

LOOKING LIKE A RACIST.

MSNBC, ON "MEET THE PRESS"

HAD ONE AFTER THE OTHER.

MY COLLEAGUE, DAVID BRODY

WAS ON THERE.

BY THEIR ACCOUNT, IT DOES

LOOK LIKE HE IS A RACIST.

BUT THE COUNTER-ARGUMENT,

THIS IS A MAN WHO WAS

GIVEN THE MEDAL OF HONOR

BACK IN 1986 FOR HIS

DIVERSITIY AND TOLERANCE.

HE IS ON THE RECORD WITH

MY COLLEAGUE, DAVID BRODY,

WHO HAS INTERVIEWED HIM

ABOUT 19 TIMES, SAYING

THAT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

BELONGS IN THE MUSEUM.

I'VE INTERVIEWED HIM

MYSELF, AND FROM WHAT I'VE

LEARNED IS THIS IS NOT THE

MAN WHO THEY KNOW.

AND WE HAVE A CLIP OF

DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING BACK

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2016 TO AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

CONGREGATION IN DETROIT.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND PLAY

THAT.

Prime Minister Justin

Trudeau: I FULLY

UNDERSTAND THAT THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY

HAS SUFFERED FROM

DISCRIMINATION, AND THAT

THERE ARE MANY WRONGS THAT

MUST STILL BE MADE RIGHT.

THEY WILL BE MADE RIGHT.

I WANT TO MAKE AMERICA

PROSPEROUS FOR EVERYONE.

THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAITH

COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ONE OF

GOD'S GREATEST GIFTS TO

AMERICA AND TO HIS PEOPLE.

IT IS FROM THE PEWS AND

PULPITS AND CHRISTIAN

TEACHINGS OF BLACK

CHURCHES ALL ACROSS THIS

LAND THAT THE CIVIL RIGHTS

MOVEMENT LIFTED UP ITS

SOUL AND LIFTED UP THE

SOUL OF OUR NATION.

Mark: WOW, SOME

POWERFUL WORDS THERE,

JENNA.

Reporter: YEAH.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO

POINT OUT, THAT THE

PRESIDENT, WHILE HIS

REMARKS ABOUT HAITI AND

AFRICA WERE FLATOUT WRONG,

THIS MAN SEES THINGS

THROUGH AN ECONOMIC LENS,

NOT THROUGH A RACIAL LENS.

SO THE COMMENTS HE MADE

ABOUT HAITI AND AFRICA, HE

WOULD HAVE SAID THE SAME

THINGS ABOUT ANY OTHER

COUNTRY THAT WAS THE

FINANCIAL STRAITS LIKE

THOSE COUNTRIES.

Mark: WHAT DOES THIS

RACISM NARRATIVE MEAN FOR

HIS AGENDA MOVING FORWARD?

Reporter: YOU KNOW,

WITH DONALD TRUMP, YOU

NEVER KNOW.

THERE WAS THE WHOLE

"ACCESS HOLLYWOOD" FALLOUT

WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION

AND HE, OF COURSE,

SURVIVED THAT.

WITH HIM, I THINK MIDDLE

AMERICA A LOT OF TIMES

FEELS LIKE THE MAINSTREAM

MEDIA OVER PLAYS HIS HAND

HERE.

THEY DON'T NECESSARILY

THINK HE IS A RACIST.

SO WHEN YOU HAVE MONTAGE

AFTER MONTAGE OF HIM

LOOKING LIKE A BIGOT, IT

BECOMES HARD FOR THEM TO

BELIEVE, ESPECIALLY IN

CONTRAST TO SOME OF THE

MORE POSITIVE THINGS HE

HAS DONE FOR

AFRICAN-AMERICANS, NOT TO

MENTION, MARK,

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT AN

ALL-TIME LOW, 6.8%.

Mark: ALL RIGHT,

JENNA BROWDER, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHTS

TODAY.

> UP NEXT, GOSPEL MUSIC

HALL-OF-FAMER RICHARD

SMALLWOOD TALKS ABOUT THE

STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION

THAT HE KEPT HIDDEN FOR

DECADES.

THIS LIVING LEGEND SHARES

HIS PAIN AND HIS PROGRESS

WHEN WE COME BACK.

Mark: THANKS FOR

Mark: THANKS FOR

STAYING WITH US.

MANY PEOPLE WITH

DEPRESSION FEEL ASHAMED,

AND WITHIN THE CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY, IT IS EVEN

CALLED ONE OF THE CHURCH'S

DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS.

IN REALITY, IT IS A

SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

AFFECTING MILLIONS.

JOHN JESSUP BRINGS US THE

STORY OF A GRAMMY

AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL

MUSICIAN WHO HID HIS

STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION

FOR DECADES.

* EVERY MORNING

John: EACH WEEK THESE

VOICES FILL THE HALLS OF

HOWARD UNIVERSITY'S

HISTORIC CHAPEL.

* EVERY MORNING

John: THE GOSPEL

CHOIR SINGS ACROSS THE

COUNTRY AND AROUND THE

WORLD.

* HE WASHED MY SINS AWAY

John: REPRESENTING

SOULFUL MUSICALITY AND

SALT AND LIFE WHEREVER

THEY GO.

THEY SERVE AS AMBASSADORS

FOR THE UNIVERSITY.

HARD TO BELIEVE IT WAS

JUST SEVERAL DECADES AGO

THAT GOSPEL WAS BANNED BY

THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT.

AND ANY MUSIC MAJOR CAUGHT

PLAYING ANYTHING OTHER

THAN CLASSICAL COULD BE

SUSPENDED.

GOSPEL MUSIC WAS A

NO-NO.

John: RICHARD

SMALLWOOD, CONSIDERED A

LIVING LEGEND IN GOSPEL

MUSIC, WAS ONE OF THE

CHOIR'S FOUNDING MEMBERS.

WE HAD TO SWITCH FROM A

GOSPEL SONG SO BACH IN

THREE SECONDS FLAT.

IF SOMEONE SAID, HERE

COMES THE DEAN, WE COULD

SWITCH IN SECONDS.

John: HIS LOVE OF

MUSIC STARTED EARLY.

MY MOTHER TELLS THE

STORY THAT BEFORE I COULD

TALK, WHEN I WOULD COME

HOME FROM CHURCH ON SUNDAY

MORNING, I WOULD HUM

WHATEVER HYMN THEY SANG AT

CHURCH.

John: HIS MOTHER

HELPED YOUNG RICHARD

DEVELOP AN EAR FOR ALL

KINDS OF MUSIC, RAISING

HIM ON ELLA FITZGERALD,

PEGGY LEE, AND THE MARTIN

SISTERS.

UGROWIN I WAS GROWING UP WITH

ALL OF THESE CRAZY TASTES.

John: FROM A SMALL

KIDS' CHOIR TO HIS CURRENT

GROUP DIVISION, HIS

CARRIER INCLUDES A GRAMMY,

MULTIPLE DOVE AND STELLER

AWARDS, AND A PLACE IN THE

GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME.

AND HE HAS COLLABORATEDED

WITH THE LIKES OF CHAKA

KAHN AND BILL GATHER, WITH

WHOM HE WROTE, "YOU'RE THE

CENTER OF MY JOY."

WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOWCASED

HIS SONG, "I LOVE THE

LORD," IN "THE PREACHER'S

WIFE."

> AND LAST SUMMER, HIS

ANTHEM, "TOTAL PRAISE,"

WAS PERFORMED AT THE WHITE

HOUSE FOR POPE FRANCIS,

BROADCAST AROUND THE

WORLD.

EVEN WITH ALL THE SUCCESS

AND ACCLAIM, SMALLWOOD, AN

ORDAINED MINISTER,

REVEALED LAST YEAR THAT

HIS SIGNATURE SOUND CAME

FROM A PLACE OF PAIN.

IT GOT TO THE POINT

WHERE I COULDN'T GET OUT

OF BED.

I WOULD GET IN THE

SHOWER -- THE ONLY TIME I

WOULD SORT OF GO OUT WAS

IF I HAD SOMEWHERE TO

SING.

John: HE SAYS A

SERIES OF TRAGEDIES,

INCLUDING THE DEATH OF A

CLOSE FRIEND AND LEARNING

HIS STEPDAD WAS NOT HIS

BIOLOGICAL FATHER LANDED

HIM TO WHAT HE DESCRIBES

AS A DARK WELL.

THAT LED HIM TO A MINISTER

FROM HIS CHURCH, WHO WAS

ALSO A LICENSED CLINICAL

PSYCHOLOGIST.

SHE SAID, RICHARD,

YOU'RE 100% CLINICALLY

DEPRESSED.

I HAD TO GET ON

MEDICATION, WHICH WAS A

MAJOR DECISION FOR ME

BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID.

I HEARD SO MANY HORROR

STORIES.

BUT IT WASN'T GETTING ANY

BETTER.

John: THE SAME MAN

WHO ENCOURAGED

CONCERT-GOERS WITH LYRICS

LIKE, "THERE IS HEALING

FOR YOUR SOUL," SAID HE

FELT LIKE A FRAUD.

THEY'RE COMING UP TO ME

SAYING, YOUR SONG SAVED ME

FROM THIS, OR YOUR SONG

MINISTERED TO ME IN THIS,

AND I'D GO OFF THE STAGE

AND GO BACK TO THE HOTEL

AND CLOSE THE DOOR, AND

I'M HURTING.

John: PAIN HE KEPT

HIHIDDEN.

BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A

STIGMA.

YOU'RE ASHAMED.

I THINK CERTAINLY THE

CHURCH DOESN'T TALK ABOUT

THE IT.

AND CERTAINLY MY COACH

DOESN'T TALK ABOUT IT.

IT WAS SORT OF A

DOUBLE-KINDED THING.

I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO

KNOW.

Reporter: CHRISTINE

BUCKINGHAM SAYS DEPRESSION

CAN AFFECT ANYONE.

CERTAINLY WHEN WE HAVE

A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

CAN REALLY DEAL WITH AND

CORRECT SOME OF THE

THINKING ERRORS WE HAVE,

BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE ANYONE

IMMUNE.

John: SHE BELIEVES

CHURCHES AND PASTORS NEED

TO BETTER ADDRESS

DEPRESSION, AND APPLAUDS

SOMEONE LIKE SHEILA, WHO

OPENLY SHARE THEIR

STRUGGLES.

WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS THIS

IS WHAT MY PROBLEM IS, IT

CAN DELEGITIMIZE THE

PROBLEM AND IT CAN

ENCOURAGE THEM BECAUSE

THEY CAN SEE THERE IS A

GOOD OUTCOME.

John: SMALLWOOD HAS

BEEN OFF MEDICATION FOR

THE PAST SEVEN YEARS AND

STILL SEES HIS THERAPIST

FROM TIME TO TIME.

HE CREDITS HIS RECOVERY TO

PRAYER AND COUNSELLING.

SMALLWOOD ALSO JUST

FINISHED "ANTHOLOGY," A

COMPILATION PROJECT HE

CALLS THE SOUNDTRACK OF

HIS LIFE.

BUT HE HAS NOW TURNED TO

WRITING HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY,

WHICH HE HOPES WILL HELP

POTENTIALLY MANY MORE WITH

THEIR BATTLE WITH

DEPRESSION.

I HAD NO IDEA THAT JUST

SHARING MY STORY WOULD

ENCOURAGE SOMEONE ELSE.

WHEN THEY SEE SOMEONE TALK

ABOUT THE STUFF THEY HAD

TO GET THROUGH TO GET TO

THAT POINT, THAT

ENCOURAGES THEM TO SAY, IF

THEY CAN MAKE IT, I CAN.

John: JOHN JESSUP,

CBN NEWS, WASHINGTON.

*

Mark: WHAT AN

INSPIRATIONAL STORY TO

ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME

OUT OF THE SHADOWS AND GET

THE HELP THAT THEY NEED.

> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

WITH MORE OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH."

STAY WITH US.

Mark: SPREADING THE

GOSPEL WITH THE ABCs,

THAT'S THE TACTIC OF AN

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN

A TINY CAMBODIAN VILLAGE.

MIRANDA LEE TAKES US

THERE.

Reporter: IN

CAMBODIA, IT IS ACTUALLY

ILLEGAL TO GO UP TO

SOMEONE ON THE STREET AND

TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS OR

HAND THEM A TRACK.

IT IS CALLED "DISTURBING

THE PEACE," AND YOU COULD

EVEN BEEN ARRESTED.

THIS MAN IS USING ENGLISH

TO GET AROUND THAT.

LESS THAN 2% OF CAMBODIANS

CONSIDER THEMSELVES

CHRISTIANS.

THIS MAN IS ONE OF THOSE

FEW, THANKS TO A

MISSIONARY SENT TO HIS

VILLAGE WHEN HE WAS YOUNG.

AT THE END OF HER

MISSION, SHE ASKED MAE IF ME IF I

WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE

JESUS, AND I SAID YES.

Reporter: WHEN CAT

HEARD GOD CALLING HIM TO

THE MINISTRY, HE WASN'T

SURE HOW TO GET STARTED.

I WAS PRAYING, AND GOD

SHOWED WE CAN TEACH

ENGLISH.

Reporter: THE PRIVATE

SCHOOL PARTNERED WITH THE

FEW EXISTING CHURCHES IN

THE COUNTRY TO TEACH

CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY

ENGLISH.

I'M TEACHING FROM THIS

BOOK HERE.

AND IT'S ENGLISH LESSONS

FROM THE BOOK OF MARK.

SO THESE YOUNG LADIES ARE

NOT CHRISTIANS, BUT I GET

TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH

THEM THROUGH THIS BOOK.

Reporter: A SCHOOL

THAT STARTED OUT WITH JUST

A FEW STUDENTS IN A TINY

ROOM IS NOW THIS TWO-STORY

BUILDING WITH OVER 100

STUDENTS.

MY LIFE IS FOR JESUS.

WHAT HE CALLED ME TO DO, I

WILL DO.

NOW I KNOW MY ABCs,

COME ALONG AND SING WITH

ME.

Reporter: THE SCHOOL

HAS BEGUN CONSTRUCTION ON

A NEW OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND,

AND HOPES TO ONE DAY HAVE

A FULL ENGLISH LIBRARY FOR

THEIR STUDENTS.

MIRANDA LEE, CBN NEWS.

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